By B.J. O'Rourke, Rams Correspondent, Wed, Sep 17th 3:30am EDT
Benny Cunningham carried 6 times for 15 yards, and caught 1 pass for 4 yards in Sunday's tilt with the Bucs.
Fantasy Impact: Zac Stacy got 3 times as many carries, so it looks like Cunningham may be going back to his role as a reliever for Stacy and a change-of-pace and third down back.
By B.J. O'Rourke, Rams Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 1:49am EDT
Benny Cunningham had 5 carries for 21 yards (4.2 YPC) and 4 catches on 4 targets for 30 yards in the Rams' home opener against Minnesota.
Fantasy Impact: Cunningham's 51 yards from scrimmage matches lead back Zac Stacy's 51 yards. Cunningham looked the fresher, quicker runner, and was used more frequently in the passing game. With the defense not able to keep the Rams in the game, the Rams may have to turn to the passing game down the line, which in turn may give Cunningham some bye-week replacement value later on in the season.
By B.J. O'Rourke, Rams Correspondent, Fri, Sep 5th 12:35pm EDT
Nick Wagoner advises that Rams' general manager Les Snead said on local radio this week that he expects the offense to go with the "hot hand" in a given week at running back. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Benny Cunningham will have fantasy value this year. Exactly how much remains to be seen. If you are a Zac Stacy owner, you need to handcuff him with Cunningham. If you're looking for a potential RB4 or RB5 to stash and hope, Cunningham looks to be an excellent choice. Simply put, he's threatening Stacy's potential RB1 ranking if Snead is to be believed, and what is fortunate is that he is likely to be available as a free agent in many leagues at this point.
By Brian Tesch, Rams Correspondent, Wed, Sep 3rd 10:29pm EDT
Benny Cunningham has been named the Rams #1 Kick Returner, and is also the #2 Halfback on the Rams depth chart. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Cunningham has come a very long way since entering the NFL as a UDFA from Middle Tennessee State. When he's had his chances to carry the ball, he's been very impressive, as he followed up his strong 2013 with a 5 yards per carry preseason. While he's no Dante Hall, Cunnigham is no slouch returning kickoffs, as 11 of his 13 2013 kick returns went for longer than 20 yards. Cunningham is the Zac Stacy handcuff to own, and is a priority waiver add should something happen to Stacy. This news has made him a late-round must-draft in return yardage leagues.
By B.J. O'Rourke, Rams Correspondent, Fri, Aug 29th 12:30am EDT
Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch reports that Benny Cunningham has been the best Rams RB on the field this preseason and is pushing Zac Stacy for playing time. (Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Fantasy Impact: With Sam Bradford gone for the season, the Rams will turn to their running back corps. Unlike last year, they may run more than one running back throughout the year to keep everyone fresh. Cunningham is virtually going undrafted in 12 team leagues and represents cheap insurance against the possibility of a Zac Stacy injury or benching.
RotoBaller | Sep 2nd
BALLER MOVE: Target ~ 135 or waiver wire pickup (Current ADP: 177 or undrafted , RB: 72) ANALYSIS: Recent reports out of St. Louis camp indicate that the RB battle is really much closer than everyone had originally thought. That is because Benny Cunningham has completely outplayed Zac Stacy all through the preseason and even […]